Sliders are Making a Comeback

Our team is all in for this trend: sliders are making a comeback. In an industry that sees trends come and go on a seemingly daily basis, food fads are one of our favorite trends to follow. Sometimes, we’re happy … read more

Winter Menu Ideas for Restaurants

As winter makes its way through the first few months of 2020, we are working with clients to offer winter menu ideas for restaurants. We know that specialty, seasonal items play well for adding interest to menus throughout the year, … read more

Boost Your Bottom Line with Gift Card Sales

Restaurant gift cards are a great way to give a boost to your bottom line. In fact, according to a recent National Restaurant Association study, gift cards appeal to 72% of people. Consumers today are looking for easy gift-giving ideas… … read more

VSAG on Trend: Deliciously Decadent Desserts

Dessert trends are one of our favorite trends to follow. And the dessert trends 2020 are setting the stage for a delicious new year. We’re here to explore new dessert trends and dessert industry trends that have been making their … read more

Don’t Get Caught in a January Sales Slump

Traditionally, January is a slow month for our industry. Restaurant sales are down across the board. Whether it be diners tightening their belt after the holidays, the cold, wintery doldrums keeping consumers at bay across the U.S., or revelers looking … read more

Dan Simons Out in Front, From Farm to Glass

Our very own, Dan Simons, recently sat down with Market Watch to speak to his journey, along with longtime business partner, Michael Vucurevich, from restaurant owner and operator, in partnership with the North Dakota Farmers Union, to distilling their own … read more

Cheers to the Holidays!

The holidays are here, and we’re getting into the spirit. Our bar & beverage teams are busy working with our clients to craft on-trend festive menus with a signature twist for restaurant holiday menus. Our team knows the value the … read more

Founding Farmers Named 2019 Most Booked Restaurant on OpenTable

Our longtime client and flagship Farmers Restaurant Group restaurant, Founding Farmers DC, has been named OpenTable’s Most Booked Restaurant in 2019. Based on a year-end report recently released by OpenTable, Founding Farmers takes the top spot again – for a … read more

The Big News in Service: Self-Ordering Kiosks

We ended last year as we always do, by making our Annual Predictions: Restaurant & Hospitality Industry Trends & Topics for the New Year. And we’ve to say, our team was on the money with many of the forecasts we … read more